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Special Event

The 28th WA Classical Guitar Ensemble Festival will be held at Carine Senior High School on Saturday, 20 August and Sunday, 21 August 2016. This year's featured artists and adjudicators will be Slava and Leonard Grigoryan.

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Many thanks to Zenith Music for their support of the WA Classical Guitar Ensemble Festival.

The Classic Guitar Society of Western Australia is a voluntary, non-profit making organisation incorporated in 1960 aiming to promote playing and appreciation of the classic guitar and to foster camaraderie amongst its members.

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The objectives of the Society are to:

  • encourage the playing and appreciation of the classical guitar amongst the broader musical and general community;
  • promote performance by guitarists through varied means;
  • facilitate the development of student guitarists;
  • foster camaraderie amongst teachers, students and those interested in the objectives of the Society;
  • provide members with free access to Society functions and discounted entry to Society concerts at the discretion of the Committee;
  • keep members informed in matters relevant to these objectives;
  • co-operate with those elsewhere who share similar objectives; and
  • encourage local guitar makers and development of the guitar repertoire.

Upcoming Events

31st July 2016 (Sunday) - 2:00pm

Guitar Society Orchestra in concert with Special Guest, Jonathan Paget on 19th Guitar

The highlight of the first half season for the Guitar Society Orchestra, the concert will include a performance by special guest Jonathan Paget on period 19th century instrument from the Romantic repertoire.

Venue: Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre Auditorium (48 Canning Rd, Kalamunda)

Tickets: $25 Adults, $20 Conc., $15 members
DISCOUNTED prices available by booking online at https://trybooking.com/193564

19th August 2016 (Friday) - 7.30pm

The Grigoryan Brothers

Performed by Slava and Leonard Grigoryan

Hailed as a phenomenon of genius and rarity, Australian classical guitar duo the Grigoryan Brothers are renowned for their brilliant technical virtuosity, passionate musicality and popular appeal. Slava Grigoryan, who achieved unprecedented international success at an early age, was a founding member of the best-selling, award-winning guitar quartet, Saffire. Slava and his younger brother Leonard have been performing together as the Grigoryan Brothers since 2003, and have released eight ARIA-nominated albums. This not-to-be-missed concert is proudly presented in conjunction with the Classical Guitar Society.

Venue: Music Auditorium, WA Academy of Performing Arts (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

Tickets: $35 Full, $27 Conc (waapa.ecu.edu.au/boxoffice or 9370 6895)

16th September 2016 (Friday) - 7:30pm

Chrystian Dozza- Guitar Concert

Chrystian Dozza is one of the leading lights of the new generation of Brazilian instrumental musicians. More at: http://www.quaternaglia.com.br/e-chrystian.php

Venue: North Perth Lesser Hall, 24 View Street, North Perth

Tickets: Available online at https://trybooking.com/MFFB
($32 adults, $27 conc, $22 members, but with discounted prices online of $30 adults, $25 conc, $20 members)

18th September 2016 (Sunday) - 2:00pm

Players Forum No. 2

Venue: School of Instrumental Music, 150 Guildford Rd Maylands (access from Peninsular Ave)

Interested players should email events@guitarwa.com.au.

For information about the forums, please see www.guitarwa.com.au/forums.asp.

20th September 2016 (Tuesday) - 1.10pm

Classical Guitar Showcase

Performed by WAAPA guitar students

Venue: Kurongkurl Katijin Gallery (ECU, Mount Lawley, Building 15)


22nd September 2016 (Thursday) - 7.30pm

Guitar Sonatas and Fantasies

Performed by students and staff, Directed by Dr Jonathan Paget

Fantasy and sonata represent two polar opposites of the musical spectrum: 'fantasy' evokes freedom and imagination, and 'sonata' embodies abstraction and sounding structure. Through composers spanning the Renaissance to the present day, this program explores the various ways guitar composers have followed either their heads or their hearts.

Venue: Music Auditorium, WA Academy of Performing Arts (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

Tickets: $26 Full, $21 Conc (waapa.ecu.edu.au/boxoffice or 9370 6895)

25th October 2016 (Tuesday) - 7.30pm

Guitar Kaleidoscope

Performed by WAAPA guitar students

Presenting the diversity of guitar music from around the globe.

Venue: Kurongkurl Katijin Gallery (ECU, Mount Lawley, Building 15)


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